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Today's Date According to the Old Calendar:

Epistle of the Council of Bishops - To Be Read in All Church of the Diocese 
26/9/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Archbishop Peter blesses for the Epistle of the recently-concluded Council of Bishops to be read in all parishes and monasteries of our diocese in place of the sermon either for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, or on the coming Sunday, September 19/October 2.

The Epistle can be found here in English


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New Metropolitan - New Comemmorations and Polychornion 
17/9/22, 10:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Michigan Deanery congratulates our new First Hierarch, elevated to Metropolitan following the Vigil at the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City this evening. Beginning with Liturgy tomorrow morning the following will be in use in the Michigan Deanery:

Commemorations for Clergy

Commemorations for Choir

Many Years to Metropolitan Nicholas, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad!
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Deanery Youth Choir to Sing Liturgy October 8 in Ann Arbor 
12/9/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please join us for the feast of St. Sergius of Radonezh (October 8 at 9:00 a.m.) at St. Vladimir Church in Ann Arbor. We are pleased to announce that our Michigan Deanery Youth Choir will sing at this Divine Liturgy. All are welcome! Come support your Michigan Deanery Youth Choir!
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Archbishop Peter Visits Ferndale Cathedral 
31/8/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28, His Eminence Archbishop Peter presided at the Divine Services for the patronal feast day of our historical Michigan Deanery Dormition Cathedral in Ferndale. This feast day also marked the cathedral parishs farewell to its longtime Rector, Archpriest Victor Trotskyy. Fr. Victor was recently assigned to the Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral in Des Plaines (Chicago), Illinois. At the Divine Liturgy the Michigan Deanery Youth Choir, under the direction of Zoya Kotulski, sang several hymns they had specially prepared for Vladyka Peters visit, including the Cherubic Hymn. Pictures of the Divine Services and festivities can be found at the link below:


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Archbishop Peter Visits Ann Arbor Parish 
30/8/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, His Eminence Archbishop Peter visited the St. Vladimir parish in Ann Arbor. During his visit His Eminence ordained Subdeacon Dmitri Mihaliov a Deacon for service to the Ann Arbor community. Also, His Eminence revealed a new icon of St. Mardarije, commissioned by the parishs Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy. The icon depicts the saint, who went to his eternal reward while a patient at the University of Michigan Hospital, studying in his library. This is a unique, but not completely unknown, iconographic depiction, and the first of its kind of St. Mardarije, the patron saint of the school. At the Divine Liturgy on this day Priest Joseph Towne, cleric of the Sts. Sergius & Herman of Valaam Monastery in Houghton was awarded the right to wear the Nabedrinik and Skufia. Pictures of the visit can be found at the link below:


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New Sign for Ishpeming Mission 
29/8/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

On Sunday, August 15/28, 2022 the St. Jacob Mission in Ishpeming/Marquette blessed their new sign. To learn more about this growing mission please visit their web site:


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Offerings this Fall at Ann Arbor Orthodox Classical Academy 
19/8/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please learn more about the offerings at A2OCA at the links below - there are deadlines so read this all and respond today!



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Michigan Deanery Ordinations in Chicago 
15/7/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Congratulations to our newly-ordained Michigan Deanery clergy!

Hieromonk Alexei (Ordained 7/10/22)
Priest Jesse Rimshas (Ordained 7/12/22)
Deacon Michael Rossmeisl (Ordaine 7/12/22)
Reader George Hunt (Tonsured 7/12/22)

All ordinations and tonsures took place at the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Des Plaines, Illinois. Axios!
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Personnel Updates in the Deanery 
24/6/22, 12:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please see the ukases from Archbishop Peter below outlining personnel changes in the Deanery. We wish Fr. Victor every success in his new assignment as Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral in Chicago!

UKASE 27/22

UKASE 28/22

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Updated Commemorations 
16/5/22, 10:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

With the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion in New York today, Archbishop Peter has blessed the following commemorations in our Michigan Deanery until further notice.

Commemorations for Clergy Service Book

Hierarchal "Many Years"

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